The ancestors of the name Goodine lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The surname was a patronymic
surname created for an ancestor of someone named Good. Thus the name means "son of Good." The name Good comes from the Middle English word "gode," meaning "good," in turn from the Old English "go-d," and was a nickname
surname, one which originally referred to a characteristic of the person, before evolving into a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Goodine family
The surname Goodine was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The name was Godinc in the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Goodine family
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Goodine Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Goodine include Gooding, Goodings, Goodin and others.
Early Notables of the Goodine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goodine family to Ireland
Some of the Goodine family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Goodine family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Ann Goodin, who came to Jamaica in 1684; Enoch Gooding, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766 with his wife and two children; George Gooding, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685.
Contemporary Notables of the name Goodine (post 1700)
- Janice Blackie- Goodine, American Academy Award nominated set decorator for the film Unforgiven (1992)